5/1/12: FBI Arrests Five Protesters Associated with Occupy Cleveland in Bomb Plot
The FBI arrested five men who were planning to bomb a bridge over Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The men are self-described members of Occupy Cleveland.5/1/12: Violence in Seattle
In Seattle, more than a dozen protesters were arrested after violent attacks on local businesses. Seattle police recovered homemade incendiary devices from the scenes of the attacks. Vandals in Seattle smashed the entrances to the Niketown and American Apparel stores.11/21/11: Occupy London Cited for Defecation, Drugs, and Sex Offenders
The City of London Corporation has filed documents as part of an effort to evict the protesters from St. Paul’s Cathedral. According to the police, “members of the camp [have been] continually urinating through the fence of the Chapter House and the Cathedral itself.” There have also been arrests for “possession of a bladed article, failing to register a new address under the Sexual Offences Act, theft, assault (on) police, breach of bail, breach of the peace, (being) drunk and disorderly and possession of drugs.” Remember, this is all taking place within St. Paul’s Cathedral, one of the most important historical landmarks in England.This is my favorite...11/20/11: Violence and Illegal Gunsat Occupy Wall Street
The NYPD arrested Joshua Fellows, 32, of Youngstown, Ohio, for criminal possession of a weapon. He had been driving around Wall Street with an unregistered .45 caliber handgun and 32 rounds of ammunition. Four other protesters were arrested this weekend: Zach Breur, 22, was arrested for allegedly groping the breasts and buttocks of a 22-year-old woman. He was charged with two counts of forcible touching. Michael Doe, a homeless man, was arrested for tampering with the Christmas lights in the park. Another homeless man was also arrested for throwing an unknown liquid into the eyes of a police officer. Finally, Star Bun, 24, of Brooklyn, was arrested for trying to bring sleeping gear into Zuccotti Park. She was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest.
Shall I continue? Why, sure!11/20/11: Bomb Threat at Occupy Fort Myers
Ryan Komosinski, 22, of Cape Coral, Florida, was [u]arrested for threatening to bomb the Fort Myers police department.[u] After a Facebook search, the police found a comment posted by Komosinksi that announced: “I’m bombing the FMPD, [expletive] them.” Komosinski was reportedly enraged over the arrest of fellow protester Constance Galati, who was arrested on Thursday for trespassing, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer. But not to worry, fellow protesters insist that Ryan Komosinksi is “a very good kid.”
11/18/11: Woman Assaulted for Refusing to Join Occupy Protest at UC Berkeley
A female student was assaulted by a man at UC Berkeley after she refused to join the protest on Sproul Plaza. The suspect yelled, “people like you are the reason that California is in debt,” and then threw a full aluminum bottle at the woman’s face. The student called the police, who were unable to locate the suspect on the scene.Bombs, guns, rape, murder, assault, intimidation of four years olds. I'm sure you're proud!11/17/11: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Threaten Children
Occupy Wall Street protesters threatened small children, some as young as four, as they attempted to get to school. The children were forced to walk a gauntlet in between screaming protesters and the police as they attempted to reach their school. Some of the protesters yelled, “Follow those kids,” and attempted to frighten their parents.
There are more in the link. Um...enjoy!
Occupy Wall Street Blotter | National Review Online
Interesting that right wingers are supporting a welfare wingnut who believes laws just don't apply to him. The land isn't his, but somehow he's got this idea that he gets to 1) use land someone else owns for free, or 2) at least dictate the terms of the use of land someone else owns. I would guess Bundy believes in property rights if it's his property - if the Feds own it, that makes the land his, to exploit as he sees fit?
I can see objections to the way the Feds handled this, but they've been to court multiple times, he's lost, and then defied the orders. Not exactly sure what the 'right' way to deal with a guy who just disregards laws and court orders. But even if the Feds handled it poorly, I still don't see why anyone supports this whackadoodle, and I sure as hell can't see supporting the armed people who came out to support him. What's the righteous cause they're bringing out the AR-15s to support - free grazing? As far as I can tell, the only 'cause' is a generalized contempt for the Feds.
Here's one of my favorites:
.Zot L. Szurgot allegedly walked out of her house naked, turned to five of her neighbors and started wagging her penis.
Szurgot, a 52-year-old transgender man who identifies as both a man and a woman, was arrested Wednesday by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office for indecent exposure and lewd behavior.
Of the five people who saw Szurgot’s sexual equipment, one was a 10-year-old boy. Another was his 4-year-old sister.
Szurgot stood about 100 feet from her neighbors, an arrest report states, completely nude.
The boy told officers “the man was naked and shook his wee-wee at me.”
The children’s mother said she wanted to press charges, as did another adult who said he saw more of Szurgot than he preferred, according to police.
On her Facebook page, Szurgot cites Occupy Gainesville as her employer
OWS wasn't waving around automatic weapons.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.